Advertisement

 TOKYO (AP) -The Oakland Athletics added designated hitter Mike Sweeney to their 25-man roster for the season-opening games against the Boston Red Sox in Japan.
The A's purchased Sweeney's contract from Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, they placed right-hander Kiko Calero on the 60-day disabled list with a torn right rotator cuff.
Oakland's Joe Blanton was to face Daisuke Matsuzaka on Tuesday night at Tokyo Dome in the major league season opener. Rich Harden will start Wednesday against Boston's Jon Lester.
The A's also placed third baseman Eric Chavez and right-hander Chad Gaudin on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 19. Chavez is rehabbing from offseason back surgery and Gaudin is rehabbing from offseason surgery on his left hip.
In other moves, infielder Gregorio Petit was optioned to Sacramento. The A's also designated pitchers Justin Duchscherer and Dana Eveland and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez inactive for the two games against Boston in Japan.
The A's can carry 28 players for the games in Japan, with 25 eligible to play.

Recent MLB Discussions

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Holliday, Cards try to keep rolling in Miami Between solving usually impenetrable New York closer Jeurys Familia and abusing Miami ace Jose Fernandez, it’s been quite a two-day stretch for the...
Thumbnail Weiss' Rockies embrace road test vs. Mets Yes, Trevor Story continues to obliterate the baseball. Nolan Arenado remains one of the game’s best all-around performers, too. Yet the Rockies are...
Thumbnail Nationals vs. Giants Free Pick The Giants continue to struggle in the second half but will they pull off a surprise upset of the Nationals at 10:15PM ET?
Thumbnail Pirates vs. Brewers Prediction Will the Pirates pull off the small upset versus the Brewers when the two NL Central rivals clash at 8:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Tigers, Astros kick off key weekend set Bloodied but unbowed, the Astros have plenty of reasons to begin this weekend’s series on a positive note.
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages